Square Root of 2 to One Million Digits

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A conundrum faced ancient mathematicians. Which number to use for the square root of 2? Ancient Babylonians used the fraction 305470/216000. This was accurate to about six decimal places. Ancient Indians used the fraction 577/408. This fraction is accurate to five decimal places. Today, mathematicians understand that the square root of 2 is irrational: its digits go on forever without repeating. It is calculated using an infinite series. This book lists the first million digits of the square root of 2.

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Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David E. McAdams
Published: 09/08/2020
Publisher: Life Is a Story Prob LEM LLC
ISBN: 9781632702197
Pages: 266
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.56d

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Weight0.79 lbs
Dimensions9.02 × 5.98 × 0.56 in